Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc at Home, Recipes – Because You Know You’re Getting the Book Anyway

Ad Hoc at Home Cookbook | List of Recipes from the Web

Guess who’s going to populate this list with her own recipe posts. That’s right. The TasteSpotting/Delicious Kitchen has its own hard copy of Ad Hoc at Home…[Christmas 2010]

  • Ad Hoc at Home Cookbook Cover
  • Ad Hoc at Home Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • Ad Hoc at Home Whole Roast Chicken on Bed of Vegetables
  • Thomas Keller with Tomatoes
  • Ad Hoc at Home Chicken Mar y Muntanya
  • Ad Hoc at Home Crispy Chicken Thighs with Lemon Olives and Fennel Recipe
  • Ad Hoc at Home Confit of Pork Belly
  • Blowtorch Prime Rib Roast Recipe from Ad Hoc at Home
  • Ad Hoc at Home Caramelized Scallops
  • Ad Hoc at Home Chicken Soup
  • Ad Hoc at Home Iceberg Slices
  • Ad Hoc at Home Glazed Cippollini Onions
  • Ad Hoc at Home Rainbow Chard
  • Ad Hoc at Home Leek Bread Pudding
  • Ad Hoc at Home - Apple Fritters
  • Ad Hoc at Home - Banana Bread Pudding
  • Ad Hoc at Home - Brownies
  • Ad Hoc at Home - Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Ad Hoc at Home-Thomas Keller Ice Cream Cookies
  • Ad Hoc at Home - Thomas Keller's Chocolate Chip Cookies

[each individual image in the grid above links to a recipe]

Thomas Keller sent me on a madcap scavenger hunt.

It started out as a simple google search to verify an in-store appearance/book signing of his brand new cookbook Ad Hoc at Home released this month, but somewhere around “blowtorch,” I took a distracted turn, immediately got tangled up in a web of results, and then spent all of the daylight hours of Friday and pretty deep into the darkness of Friday night thrashing my way through my special, psychotic, web-food-point-oh version of Amazing Race.

I made it out alive. Barely.

And with a tiny treasure, too.

Ad Hoc at Home Cookbook, Thomas Keller
That is if 18 19 21 of the 200 recipes from Ad Hoc at Home all available in one place (here) is considered a treasure.

It is. It is a treasure! Just tell me it is so I don’t go crying hot tears of wasteful shame into the bowl of buttery, fatty feelings, aka TKells’ Butter Poached Marble Potatoes, that I will eat to cope.

Yes, I spent the better (and worse) part of Friday hunting down every single recipe from Ad Hoc at Home that is reprinted on the web, or at least on the web as deep as page 34 of search results. It wasn’t the actual searching for recipes that took time. Google collected 12 million findings in 0.12 seconds and I filtered out 18 in the two hours between lunch and afternoon snack. However, while 18 recipes (plus the one for Blowtorch Prime Rib Roast I did myself, and more coming in as time goes on) seems insignificant in the grand scheme of TKells’ 200, copying, pasting, linking, double checking, downloading, cropping, uploading and formatting 18 links and images takes, well, and entire uninterrupted Friday.

Apparently, the cookbook does not have a formal Table of Contents, but Grub Street took on the task of typing one out. I’ve organized my findings into an outline based on their list. As a special treat, all of the images in the grid link to a recipe, too, same order left to right, as below.

And if the only recipe you could ever hope and dream for is one that involves a blowtorch, well, here you go.

Recipes from Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller

POULTRY Recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Pan Roasted Chicken with Sweet Sausage and Peppers

Whole Roasted Chicken on a Bed of Root Vegetables
Chicken Pot Pie

Roast Poussins or Cornish Hens

Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Tarragon
Chicken Mar i Muntanya
Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs

Quail with Lemon and Herbs

Pomegranate Glazed Quail

Duck Confit

Pan-Roasted Duck Breasts

MEAT Recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

Braised Beef Shortribs: Mondo Dinner

Beef Stroganoff
Catalan Beef Stew

Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin


Meatballs with Pappardelle

Porterhouse Steak

Marinated Skirt Steak

Santa Maria Style Tri-Tip

Braised Oxtail and Mushroom Tartine

Blowtorch Prime Rib Roast (with Horseradish Cream)

Sauteed Lamb Loin Chops

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Roasted Spring Leg of Lamb

Brined Pork Tenderloin

Rack of Pork Arista

Roasted Pork Shortribs

Rubbed and Glazed Pork Spareribs

Fig Stuffed Roast Pork Loin
Confit of Pork Belly

Braised Pork Belly

Slow Roasted Veal Shank

Breaded Veal Cutlets

FISH Recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

Soft-Shell Crabs with Sweet and Sour Cherry Gastrique

Crab Cakes

Maine Lobster Rolls
Caramelized Sea Scallops: A Kitchen in Brooklyn | A Bird in the Kitchen | Food Gal
New England Style Clambake
Pan Roasted Halibut: DarinDines…and cooks! | Examiner
Poached Salmon: Poached Salmon on TasteSpotting!
Wild Cod en Persillade
Roasted Monkfish: Turntable Kitchen
Salt-Crusted Striped Bass
Oil-Poached Sturgeon
Crispy Fried Fish

SOUPS from Ad Hoc at Home

Spring Vegetable Garbure
Sun Gold Tomato Gazpacho
Heirloom Bean and Escarole Soup

Split Pea Soup with Ham Hock Fresh Peas and Mint

Mushroom Soup with Cavolo Nero and Yukon Gold Potatoes

Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup
Chicken Soup with Dumplings

Clam Chowder with Bacon

Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Red Beet Chips

SALADS from Ad Hoc at Home

Endive and Arugula Salad
Mediterranean Melon Salad
Little Gem Lettuce Salad/Honey Vinaigrette
Pickled Radish and Red Onion Salad
Broccolini Salad with Burrata Cheese

Tomato and Handmade Mozzarella Salad
Iceberg Lettuce Slices

Curried Cauliflower-Chickpea Salad

Grilled Asparagus

Green Bean and Potato Salad | with mission figs and Iberico ham
Mushroom and Leek Salad | with oven-roasted tomatoes and radishes
Farro and Black Rice | with roasted autumn squash
Roasted Beet and Potato Salad | with soft-cooked egg, smoked salmon, and mustard vinaigrette
Saffron Rice Salad | with summer squash and Maine lobster
Frisee and Duck Confit Salad
Fresh Tuna Salad
Shellfish Salad | with endive, watercress and spicy herb vinaigrette
Fritto Misto
Marinated Feta with Olives

Quinoa with Duck Confit

~ TasteSpotting makes Quinoa with Duck Confit

Lamb Meatballs
Sauteed Shrimp with Garlic
Fried Fresh Chickpeas


Simple Vinaigrette
Spicy Herb Vinaigrette
Sherry Vinaigrette
Mustard Vinaigrette
Bacon Vinaigrette
Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Garden Herb Vinaigrette
Curry Vinaigrette
Lemon Vinaigrette
Buttermilk Dressing/Blue Cheese Dressing
Piquillo Pepper Vinaigrette
Anchovy Dressing
Creamy Pepper Dressing

VEGETABLES and SIDES from Ad Hoc at Home

Corn on the Cob with Lime Salt

Creamed Summer Corn
Nantes Carrot Stew

Asparagus Coins
Asparagus and Tomato-Bacon Stew
Baked Beets
Caramelized Fennel
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Chili Flakes
Butter Braised Radishes, Kohlrabi and Brussels Sprouts
Caramelized Savoy Cabbage
Sauteed Red and Green Cabbage
Celery Root with Melted Onions
Summer Vegetable Gratin

Honey Glazed Cippollini Onions

Romano Beans with Mint

Rainbow Chard with Raisins, Pine Nuts and Serrano Ham

Creamed Baby Spinach
Chanterelle Mushrooms with Pea Shoots
Morels with Madeira

Peperonata Rustica

Borlotti Bean Ragu

Leek Bread Pudding

Baby Leeks

Pappardelle with Mushrooms

Grits Cakes

Buttered Farro
Saffron Rice
Braised Artichokes
Potato Hash
Butter Poached Marble Potatoes
Puree of Garlic Potatoes
Smashed Roasted Marble Potatoes

Potato Pavé

Red Potato Green Bean Salad with Creamy Pepper Dressing

Scallion Potato Pancakes

Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Fingerling or Sweet Potato Chips

LIFESAVERS recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

Candied Pecans, Herbed Toasted Walnuts, Spiced Mixed Nuts
Nut Butters: Marcona Almond Butter, Pistachio Butter, Hazelnut Butter
Chutneys: Apple Beet Chutney, Cipollini Onion Chutney
Compotes: Potted Rainier Cherries, Potted Bing Cherries, Apricot Currant Compote, Pear with Vanilla Bean Compote
Jams and Jellies:
Fig and Balsamic Jam: Sugar & Spice
Plum Zinfandel Jam
Raspberry Jam
Red Pepper Jelly: Red Pepper Jelly
Red Onion Cranberry Marmalade
Tomato Basil Marmalade
Tangerine Kumquat Marmalade
Peach Puree: Peach Puree
Slow Cooker Apple Butter: Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Tapenades: Sweet Onion, Artichoke, Olive
Artichoke Mustard
Eggplant-Raisin Mustard
Fennel Mustard: Food & Wine
Quince Paste, Red Wine Poached Prunes
Pickled: Basic Pickling Liquid, Garlic, Carrots, Cauliflower, Green Beans, Baby Leeks, Radishes, Red Onions, Watermelon Rind, Cucumbers, Wine Steeped Golden Raisins, Champagne Grapes with Yellow Curry, Green Grapes with Green Curry

Mushroom Conserva, Oven Roasted Tomatoes
Preserved Lemons: Preserved Whole Lemons, Cured Lemons
Soffritto: Soffritto on Project Foodie


Chive Oil, Basil Oil
Garlic: Garlic Confit and Oil, Garlic Puree, Garlic Chips

BREADS, CRACKERS, CHEESE Recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Take Thou Food
Buttermilk Biscuits: Sugar & Spice

DESSERT Recipes from Ad Hoc at Home

Blueberry Cobbler: Telegraph | Foodogenic | M Loves M |
Peaches and Cream
Apple Fritters: LAist
Banana Bread Pudding: The Los Angeles Times
Panna Cotta
Brownies: Oui, Chef | Furey and the Feast | What’s Gaby Cooking | Kitchen Musings | TasteFood | Sugar & Spice | The Cookbook Chronicles
Lemon Bars with Meringue: Marcus Samuelson
Pecan Walnut Bars
Cherry Pie: KateCookstheBooks
Coconut Cake
Pineapple Upside Down Cake: Sweet Cakes Bake Shop | Food Gal
Grapefruit Cake: Tracey’s Culinary Adventures
Cheesecake: : Sasha’s Kitchen
White Cupcakes: TreatsSF
Devil’s Food Cupcakes
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Ice Creams (Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint Chocolate Chip, Cherry, Caramel, Coffee)
Caramel Ice Cream: Dine-o-Mite | Wall Street Journal
Chocolate Chip Cookies: Daily Dish | The Los Angeles Times | Food Gal | Chaos in the Kitchen | Pixie Baker | Escape Hatch Dallas | Foodista


Cooking Eggs


  • Rice with Roasted Cauliflower from the Ad Hoc Restaurant in Napa, at LA Times
  • Sauteed Cod with Creamed Corn and Summer Succotash at Epicurious
  • Roasted Pork Chops with Serrano Ham Vinaigrette at Epicurious
  • Slow Cooker Cassoulet recipe at Williams-Sonoma
  • Pan Roasted Medallion of Beef Rib-Eye with Purée of Yukon Gold Potatoes and Golden Relish at California Raisin Board
31 Recipes by Thomas Keller at Food & Wine, (some called out below):
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1 Fudgella November 9, 2009 at 6:45 am

Wow… you actually did a great job! They really are valuable findings, and the final result is pretty neat and enjoyable! Thanks for this book giveaway and congratulations on your blog (which is gorgeous and I am actually pretty much ashamed of myself because I just discovered it a few days ago :( )


2 katrina November 9, 2009 at 6:50 am



3 candyce November 9, 2009 at 6:53 am

Great job on organizing this post!


4 Tangled Noodle November 9, 2009 at 6:53 am

How awesome is this post? A chance at winning Ad Hoc at Home with a built-in consolation prize of a lovely list of recipes already found on the web. I have a sweet tooth so anything under ‘dessert’ would be fantastic. Now, I’m off to tweet the aforementioned exact phrase in hopes that Ad Hoc will be mine! 8-)


5 Curt November 9, 2009 at 6:54 am

Hmmm… If I were to win, I would go with the caramelized sea scallops for your dinner, with a shot of Patron on the side. :)


6 Katy Watts November 9, 2009 at 6:58 am

Mmmm chocolate chip cookies!


7 greenbean November 9, 2009 at 7:13 am



8 Rebecca November 9, 2009 at 7:17 am

Love this post, the recipe links, and the contest! I really want to get my hands on this book….


9 michele (maryland) November 9, 2009 at 7:18 am

Fantastic…thank you!


10 Carey November 9, 2009 at 7:26 am

Thanks for the opportunity…a free cookbook would be a great early Christmas surprise!


11 Lisa Teague November 9, 2009 at 7:37 am

Ooooh, a cookbook! I could always use another one to inspire me!


12 Helen November 9, 2009 at 7:43 am

I’ve been waiting forever to cook from this cookbook! Thanks for the giveaway!


13 Justin Rucker November 9, 2009 at 7:45 am

Im in!


14 Jackie November 9, 2009 at 7:46 am

Those carmelized sea scallops look delicious!


15 Jessica Boundridge November 9, 2009 at 7:50 am

I would love to win a cookbook to add to my collection and this one looks wonderful :)


16 Stephanie November 9, 2009 at 7:56 am

Oh man, Thomas Keller deliciousness. That banana bread pudding — possibly WITH the caramel ice cream (maybe a drizzle of chocolate sauce on top?) — is so getting made in the next week.


17 Erin November 9, 2009 at 7:57 am

I’m all about comfort food. Bring it on Thomas Keller!


18 feliciaelena November 9, 2009 at 8:00 am

Nicely done! And tweeted.


19 Jessie S. November 9, 2009 at 8:01 am

That book looks amazingly delicious!


20 Key November 9, 2009 at 8:02 am

Wow that’s dedication. Thanks for the recipes!


21 Karina November 9, 2009 at 8:03 am

mmmmm Thomas Keller! I can’t wait to own this book. I want to try the Ad Hoc Brownies! Love chocolate, love to bake, and if anyone can make what most people choose to bake out of a box seem out of this world, its Thomas Keller.


22 Emily November 9, 2009 at 8:10 am

Love it! Will make you everything in this book. Twice.


23 Laurel November 9, 2009 at 8:11 am

Hmm…. I’m thinking Grilled Chicken, Heirloom Tomatoes with Succotash, Potatoes (you did mention potatoes) and Orange Chiffon Cake with Rhubarb Filling for dessert. Now I don’t “tweet” but here you go anyway: “win a copy of #AdHocAtHome from @TheDelicious!”

Thanks for doing all that research, I can’t believe there are actually that many of the recipes posted. What’s the deal with no index though? The last cookbook I bought was just the same and I ended up handwriting one in. I mean don’t you think that’s take cost cutting measures a little too far? They want you to buy the book but aren’t really interested in whether or not you’ll use it. Rant, rant.


24 ephrat November 9, 2009 at 8:14 am

All I can say is … yum!!


25 Leslie November 9, 2009 at 8:16 am

pineapple upside-down cake = amazing. that’ll definitely be the first recipe i’ll be looking at!


26 Sarah November 9, 2009 at 8:20 am

Well, I was planning on buying this book, but I’d love to win it!


27 Sabrina Rose November 9, 2009 at 8:20 am

I am leaving a comment :P


28 shannona November 9, 2009 at 8:21 am

thanks for compiling these, but i still want the book! tweeting now…….


29 Margaret November 9, 2009 at 8:23 am

I am really looking forward to WINNING this one. Everything looks so tasty and delicious!


30 Margot November 9, 2009 at 8:24 am

I love cookbooks — sign me up!


31 Woman with a Whisk November 9, 2009 at 8:28 am

Mmmm, pork belly confit!


32 Lindsay Van Kirk November 9, 2009 at 8:28 am

I have always admired Thomas Keller from afar–never being near enough to any of his restaurants but enjoying his cookbooks nonetheless. I have always wanted to try pork belly at home–this book would be great! thanks for the opportunity!


33 SallyBR November 9, 2009 at 8:34 am

Oh, I want this book so bad! Wait… I already have it! :-)

Just wanted to say thanks for including my baby-blog in your list…..

The book is really amazing, I have a hard time choosing what to cook next from it, every food lover should get it!


34 jan November 9, 2009 at 8:37 am

wow! it all sounds fabulous! I can’t wait to make the brownies! I’d love to win the book!


35 Lara Zelman November 9, 2009 at 8:41 am

Banana bread pudding sounds like a delicious idea and something that I wouldn’t share!


36 Raluca November 9, 2009 at 8:48 am

I think I’ll try the apple fritters.. for starters :).


37 Betsy November 9, 2009 at 8:52 am

The pictures are so drool worthy, I’d love to see the rest of them!


38 Cheryl Arkison November 9, 2009 at 8:56 am

Am I the only one who’s not seen this book and its glory before? I need to get out more.


39 Diane Korb November 9, 2009 at 8:56 am

keeping my fingers crossed!!


40 Lauren November 9, 2009 at 8:58 am

i would love this cookbook to get my food blog jump-started!


41 Tiffany November 9, 2009 at 9:00 am

If the pictures and tasty peeks indicate what is to come inside this book… I am even more excited than I thought I was! Deliciousness!!!


42 Sean November 9, 2009 at 9:00 am

Send the book over this way!


43 Marie November 9, 2009 at 9:06 am

My oh my, how amazingly mouth-watering!


44 Lili November 9, 2009 at 9:07 am

EVERYTHING looks delicious. Thanks for this post!


45 jimmy November 9, 2009 at 9:08 am

I don’t reprint published recipes, but I have a few other Ad Hoc posts on my site: Fried Chicken, Potato Pave, Chicken Stock, Garlic Confit, and the Cauliflower Soup.

Meatballs are coming up tonight or tomorrow.



46 Jennifer Kye November 9, 2009 at 9:09 am

So bribing you with an offer to bake those delicate chocolate chip cookies. And I’ll even use Teuscher dark chocolate bars. Deal?


47 Active Foodie November 9, 2009 at 9:10 am

You are a soldier! Thanks for doing the legwork for us! Can’t wait to try my hand at the blowtorch rib roast :)


48 Craig November 9, 2009 at 9:12 am

Oooooooooooo, nice chalkboard cover art, not to mention the photos of the mighty tasty recipes under the cover. Well done, Mr. Keller…. Top o’ the hog to you!


49 mayssam November 9, 2009 at 9:13 am

like I said in my tweet: please, please, please let it be me! :)


50 Lori November 9, 2009 at 9:15 am

This is a really nice reference for his recipes on the web. Thank you.

Just drooling here over the fried buttermilk chicken. I think I need to make that.


51 Cat November 9, 2009 at 9:19 am

What a great giveaway!! & as for cooking for you??? I’m easy, just name the dish!


52 RJ Flamingo November 9, 2009 at 9:19 am

Ack! Too many choices! But if I win , I’ll absolutely cook you something special! ;-)). I’ve been a fan of TKell since eating at his place in Las Vegas, several years ago. Would love to get his take on home cooking! Mmm…


53 Cat November 9, 2009 at 9:25 am

I follow on Twitter & tweeted:


54 Nicole Vanlaanen November 9, 2009 at 9:25 am

Mmmmm. Look at all the beautiful photography! I like the simplicity and homeyness of the images. Leek Bread Pudding sounds like it could become a staple Thanksgiving dish and look at that pineapple upside down cake, my grandma always makes one during the holidays, I like that they added lots of big pineapple chunks, that’s the best part.

I would love to be a winner!!!

and so would my boyfriend because we spend quality time together trying new recipes.


55 Del November 9, 2009 at 9:26 am

Yay Cookbook!


56 Victoria November 9, 2009 at 9:28 am

Wow. That was a lot of work. Thank you for aggregating all of the TK recipes out there. If you find yourself in my neck of the woods, I’d be more than happy to invite you to our table.


57 Stacey Parzik November 9, 2009 at 9:31 am

Wow! This book looks amazing. I can’t wait to read it cover to cover and try the Rainbow Chard pictured above!


58 Chris Shores November 9, 2009 at 9:34 am

I love Thomas Keller’s work. My desire is to someday open a family style restaurant and when I saw this book I thought WOW! this is going to be great!


59 Denise November 9, 2009 at 9:34 am

The home glazed cioppollini onions are to die for. Seriously, I would give up my first born for these babies.


60 Nathaniel November 9, 2009 at 9:34 am

Yet another reason that college students eat so poorly… read a [this] book and eat like an adult!


61 Nikki November 9, 2009 at 9:49 am

I think I held my breath while reading this entire post. I’m a little light-headed now. If I don’t win, I’m okay with that…I’ll just come here for recipes and copy your list. Hmm…win-win for everyone, eh?


62 Adelina November 9, 2009 at 9:52 am

Yes….I’m here hoping to win the copy of the cookbook….not gonna lie! But I had visited your site before and truly love what you do!

Keep it up!!!


63 Shelley Somerville November 9, 2009 at 9:55 am

Well it all looks so good, I don’t even know where to start!


64 Julie H November 9, 2009 at 9:56 am

I want this book so bad.


65 Amy November 9, 2009 at 9:56 am

Thanks: this is a great giveaway! And I want to try that leek pudding :)


66 sara November 9, 2009 at 10:05 am

Great giveaway! This cookbook looks amazing! Here’s my tweet:


67 Natalia November 9, 2009 at 10:05 am

YUMM!!! :)


68 Nate November 9, 2009 at 10:11 am

If Thomas Keller had a nachos recipe, I’d make that for you.


69 Julianne November 9, 2009 at 10:12 am

It’s hard to decide what to make when all the recipes look so good! I would probably make the caramelized scallops first.


70 Kate November 9, 2009 at 10:13 am

I can’t wait to get my hands on this book– I may need to make the chicken soup tonight!


71 Heather in SF November 9, 2009 at 10:23 am

Thank you for putting all of these links together, now you know what I will be doing the rest of the morning! I would love to win the cookbook, as I certainly won’t be eating at any of his restaurants soon, sadly, too spency!


72 Siyi November 9, 2009 at 10:27 am

Oooh, I was looking for a recipe for pineapple-upside-down cake! This looks like just the book to have on display on my bookshelf :)


73 Debby November 9, 2009 at 10:28 am

You can never have too many cookbooks!


74 Brian November 9, 2009 at 10:30 am

This book looks amazing!


75 LIMER35 November 9, 2009 at 10:35 am

Excellent work and a cookbook giveaway too. Amazing!!!


76 Ashley November 9, 2009 at 10:37 am

Oh wow I just added a ton of recipes to my must try list!


77 Luna Raven November 9, 2009 at 10:38 am

I got to chill with @inuyaki & @nose2tailathome this weekend and they love ad hoc. I have never been. Winning the cookbook would give me back some cool points!

Excellent job on collecting all that info, you rock!


78 Jeff November 9, 2009 at 10:39 am

Great stuff. We ate at Ad Hoc on our honeymoon last year and can’t wait to get the book.


79 Jen November 9, 2009 at 10:40 am

Here’s hoping that Ad Hoc at Home will be mine!!!!!! :)


80 jenaissance November 9, 2009 at 10:46 am

i hope i win, i hope i win! i want to make EVERYTHING in the book :)


81 Wendy November 9, 2009 at 10:50 am

Love the Bouchon cookbook and have this one on my wishlist.

Thanks for the index of Keller recipes on the internet. I’m bookmarking this page.


82 Patricia November 9, 2009 at 10:50 am

Oh, I’m random… pick me!


83 mara November 9, 2009 at 10:51 am

Leek bread pudding and apple fritters, yes please.


84 Alex November 9, 2009 at 10:52 am

Count me in


85 Caroline November 9, 2009 at 11:00 am

Nothing like an awesome giveaway to lure out the lurkers! Here’s hoping I get to have an Ad Hoc Thanksgiving. If I don’t get lucky, will be back to check out your recipe links. I’m off to tweet this.


86 Phoebe November 9, 2009 at 11:03 am

Unnngghhh those crispy chicken thighs with fennel look soooo good! I will make them and eat them for me, but I will take a picture for you. I realize I don’t need the book to make them, but it’s so much more fun to spill food on a shiny book while cooking than on an internet printout!


87 osa November 9, 2009 at 11:09 am

i want this horribly much


88 Katie November 9, 2009 at 11:14 am

All of this looks soooooo good! I think I’ll spring an impromtu romantic evening on the hubby so I have an excuse to make the carmelized sea scallops tonight. Thanks for the post.


89 Linda November 9, 2009 at 11:23 am

So happy to stumble across your blog from Twitter.
The recipes look perfect for my fall cooking, I especially want to make the dish of green chards.


90 Mary November 9, 2009 at 11:31 am



91 Baconchef November 9, 2009 at 11:31 am

Your post looks great!!! Loving the tweeting as well. Thomas Keller is an amazing chef and his food reflects how easy and simple food can be when you prepare it correctly! Oh and he uses bacon in alot of recipes!! Always a plus!


92 gourmet traveller November 9, 2009 at 11:36 am

Thanks for 18 links – the fried buttermilk chicken is on the top of my list!


93 Teree November 9, 2009 at 11:42 am

Wonderful! Thank you so much!


94 Jaime November 9, 2009 at 11:44 am

Banana bread pudding!
Fingers crossed.


95 Leslie November 9, 2009 at 11:48 am

Sounds like a great cookbook! I have Bouchon, which is fun to read (and to cook from).


96 Casey November 9, 2009 at 11:48 am

Thomas Keller, I really heart you.


97 Leeann November 9, 2009 at 11:51 am

I love Ad Hoc! I had brunch there once and it was delicious :)


98 Yen November 9, 2009 at 11:52 am

I can’t wait to get this book. Even better if I won it…
Great website!


99 Ryan November 9, 2009 at 11:54 am

All, I will cook all of them for you


100 Sydney Kania November 9, 2009 at 11:54 am

That chicken soup with dumplings looks like a winner to me!


101 marla (Family Fresh Cooking) November 9, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Yeah!! A chance at a signed copy of “Ad Hoc”. Count me in :)


102 Lysne Tait November 9, 2009 at 12:07 pm

mmmmm – Chicken soup with dumplings… Love it!


103 Kevin November 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I’d love a copy of this cookbook!


104 Jessica Morse November 9, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I LOVE THOMAS KELLER!!!!!!!!!!!! i went in for a day to work in both bouchon, and the bakery. it was awesome.


105 bitchincamero November 9, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Ad Hoc was one of the best meals I ate in Sonoma. Simple and very lovely!


106 Hana November 9, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Wow, thank you. Bookmarking this page!


107 Craig November 9, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Can’t wait to start cooking from the book.


108 Colby November 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I’m hungry already and can’t wait to get cooking


109 Diane Stopford November 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I have French Laundry and Bouchon books and was about to buy Ad Hoc but would kill for a signed copy, I will hold off purchasing online for another day just in case I win. Thanks for the great contest!


110 Seanna November 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm

This book is soooo gorgeous, and i’m itching to try some of the recipes!


111 KMJones November 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Mmm, apple fritters! I have a thousand and one apples left over from my food coop–this sounds like a perfect use for them!


112 erinbrown November 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm



113 Michelle November 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Looks amazing! Thanks so much :)


114 Sarah November 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm

raise your hand if the Honey-Glazed Cipollini Onions is your idea of a dream come true!!


115 Marianne November 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Maybe if I had a copy of this cookbook, the family would have a chance at seeing me cook for a change. ;-)


116 Oliver November 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm

A great book, would love to have a signed copy and will cook you any recipe you choose, though I’d probably go with the first recipe, the buttermilk fried chicken :-)


117 Aaron November 9, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Must… have… cook… book..


118 Sarah Lanenga November 9, 2009 at 1:07 pm

I would totally make the Honey-Glazed Cipollini Onions, because at Vie, in Western Springs, IL, where I intern, we make a cipollini aigre doux, and I love it so :)

Vie is known for New American, seasonal & local cuisine. Chef Paul Virant is awesome, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity of interning there!


119 Jason November 9, 2009 at 1:24 pm

i want this bad


120 TallNoe November 9, 2009 at 1:37 pm

RAINBOW CHARD for you, dear Delicious. If you’re a hermitess, you need your greens!!


121 Yujai November 9, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I want it! Looks like something I would actually like to read ;D


122 Lumi November 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Count me in for the cooking book! I love reading cooking books!


123 jenn November 9, 2009 at 2:12 pm

gah! Tempting enough for me to open a twitter account…..


124 laurel November 9, 2009 at 2:20 pm

yumm, would love to win!


125 Danica Kaghazi November 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Bring on the pineapple upside down cake!


126 EmmaC November 9, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I’m really excited for this cookbook! From what I’ve heard, it’s a lot more ‘home cook friendly’ than his other books. I’m immediately drawn to the leek bread pudding. Something about that just sounds so satisfying and delicious for a cozy fall evening, don’t you think?


127 April November 9, 2009 at 2:33 pm

What a prized cookbook this would be!


128 gabriel November 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm

mmmm…food fav.!


129 Vivian Boroff November 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm

This book is at the top of my wishlist! Thanks for the recipe links too. I have heard that the fried chicken is beyond compare :)


130 Sydney November 9, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Its cookbooks like this that make me feel like dropping out of school and just spending my days cooking. This is a beautiful book, I would love to win.


131 Eve November 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm

The food look so good! Yum!


132 Eve November 9, 2009 at 3:01 pm
133 djjewelz November 9, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Because I want one of my boys to get this book instead of The Sports Guy’s new book.


134 Kye November 9, 2009 at 3:27 pm

i really want the recipe for his oreo’s. really really.


135 Bev November 9, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Tweeted and am commenting — WOW! thanks for collecting all this in one place!


136 Cap November 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Don’t have a web site. Don’t ‘tweet’, either. Love to cook really good food, though, for my fire crew.


137 Ashley November 9, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Chicken and Dumplings for the win!!


138 Ehrrin November 9, 2009 at 4:11 pm

yay! i’m feeling like a winner!


139 jo November 9, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Definitely count me in for a chance of getting my hands on this book. Yeah!


140 Van November 9, 2009 at 4:29 pm

This book looks really interesting!


141 jesspgh November 9, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Do want!!


142 Jessica November 9, 2009 at 5:29 pm

I’ve been drooling over a chance at that book for some time.



143 Christiane November 9, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Count me in – this book is currently on my wishlist!


144 Meaghan November 9, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I would be all over that banana bread pudding!!! I hope I win!


145 Carolyn Jung November 9, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Holy moly! What an exhaustive list of recipes. Kudos for tracking them all down like that.


146 Anne Griffin November 9, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Exactly: “Because You Know You’re Getting the Book Anyway”


147 courtlynch November 9, 2009 at 6:39 pm

You can never have enough cookbooks. This one is gorgeous.


148 Karl November 9, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Thanks for the contest!


149 Ninette November 9, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Count me in! And thanks for your research skills!


150 Jenn November 9, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Ate at Bouchon this summer, and am now in love with Thomas Keller.



151 michelle November 9, 2009 at 7:19 pm

i hope to eat at one of his restaurants someday!


152 Mike November 9, 2009 at 7:27 pm

The Confit of Pork Belly would probably be the thing i’d take a stab at…


153 grey November 9, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I would love to get this~ and I would make you the brownies if you would come to Melbourne.. :)


154 michelle November 9, 2009 at 7:48 pm

I love thomas keller. I fell in love with his food after I read French Laundry.


155 Julie Rohowits November 9, 2009 at 7:50 pm

The more I read about this book the more scared I am of it. I feel like it’s the first step into my kitchen taking over my life, and I have over 200 cookbooks.


156 Alice Chung November 9, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Yay! I am excited to potentially win this cookbook! =) Me loves food.


157 Tamara Cameron November 9, 2009 at 7:54 pm

I want a new book! I want one with Pretty Pictures & Recipes! I want one by Thomas Keller!


158 Tamara Cameron November 9, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I forgot to say that I’ll cook whichever recipe you like, but you’ll have to come to SF for dinner.


159 Theresa November 9, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Beautiful book, I’d love to win it! Thanks for the chance!


160 Adisty November 9, 2009 at 8:03 pm

ooh i hope i get his book! it would be a real treat for the holiday seasons! :)


161 chef carlos garcia November 9, 2009 at 8:05 pm

just commenting cuz I really want this book


162 KM Collings November 9, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I shall cook for you carmelized scallops. And I will have for you some of the works of my favorite contemporary novelist.


163 DanGarion November 9, 2009 at 8:16 pm

If I were to win this I would attempt to cook any recipe in the book for you if you were to make it to our house.


164 The Duo Dishes November 9, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Definitely the buttermilk chicken or pineapple upside down cake…either one! This would be nice.


165 Richard November 9, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Pick me, pick me, pick me!!!


166 dancefreak November 9, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I will make the scallops and they will be amazing.


167 naro November 9, 2009 at 8:42 pm

thanks for the generous offer. i think i’d make the fried chicken first.


168 Gatorfan787 November 9, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Fried chicken yum.


169 tams November 9, 2009 at 8:44 pm

we would love this book and send you the chocolate chip cookies if we win!


170 rupe November 9, 2009 at 8:53 pm

i’ve made the honey glazed cipollini onions and can attest to their deliciousness. i’d be happy to make them for you if i won!!


171 Locks November 9, 2009 at 8:56 pm

I love Thomas Keller! I’ve been dying to make his glazed cippollini onions. Yum!


172 Rob November 9, 2009 at 9:17 pm

The roast chicken, it should get cold enough to turn on the oven soon enough. When it does there will be roast chicken.


173 gomichild November 9, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Well this was a pretty thorough book review. Looking forward to adapting some of these to a Japanese kitchen!


174 sweetiewolfie November 9, 2009 at 9:44 pm

this cookbook looks fantastic. would be great to win it!


175 tien nguyen November 9, 2009 at 10:01 pm

What I’d cook for you: his fig-stuffed roast pork loin recipe.

What we’d watch while we stuffed ourselves: We have an ongoing project on our site to watch every Jane Lynch movie ever made. Appropriately, then, I’d make this for you, and we’d settle down to watch … [drumroll] … Julie & Julia. Bon appetit!


176 Mellisa November 9, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Wonderful giveaway, my fingers are crossed! Off to tweet right now…


177 Kate November 9, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Love Thomas Keller! <3


178 Lise November 9, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Good luck to me! What a great giveaway!


179 Yoana November 9, 2009 at 10:41 pm

It’s amazing. That’s a really huge work. Thank you for sharing.


180 Lindsey November 9, 2009 at 10:52 pm

I love cooking! Trying to build my cookbook collection… this would help!


181 Tonya November 9, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Amazing book! Definitely the fried chicken…yummm!


182 Larry November 9, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Definitely trying the tarragon chicken recipe!


183 Tammy November 9, 2009 at 11:37 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE the AdHoc Fried chicken recipe….have been dying to try it out soon. With a new recipe book, I wont have a reason why I can’t do it :)


184 Jocelyn November 10, 2009 at 12:26 am

I got to dine at Ad Hoc a few weeks ago and was glad a book came out.


185 Christian Yang November 10, 2009 at 1:38 am

i’ve been to ad hoc and really enjoy the food. made his infamous fried chicken numerous times, now would like to win the book to try out his other recipes! please pick me!!!



186 Trissa November 10, 2009 at 1:38 am

Fantastic collection you’ve got here. I just love it. I love how you collected all the recipes from the web – I may have to “borrow” this one day!
I would make you the banana bread pudding… or anything else you wanted from the book!


187 Divina November 10, 2009 at 1:41 am

That’s a great collection. I have to bookmark this for future reference.


188 Julia @ Mélanger November 10, 2009 at 2:08 am

Thomas Keller is a star.


189 Aparna November 10, 2009 at 2:28 am

Have been hearing quite a bit about this book. The brownies, ice-cream sandwiches and the banan bread pudding sound good. And I thought I didn’t have a sweet tooth! LOL


190 Ed November 10, 2009 at 2:47 am

Great book ! This book, is my wish for christmas :)


191 Diane Levinson November 10, 2009 at 3:58 am

I cook from the French Laundry….and dream of this book!


192 Spencer November 10, 2009 at 4:05 am

Great giveaway, very generous!


193 Christine VB November 10, 2009 at 4:10 am

As if that’s a question! Confit of Pork Belly, no doubt. Woo hoo, and thanks for the giveaway!!


194 Suzana November 10, 2009 at 4:10 am

Oh my, that is HARD work! Even if I don’t win, huge thanks for compiling all this info – it made my day. What would I cook from the book? Caramelized Sea Scallops won my heart the moment I read your list, as it usually happens with any list where ‘scallops’ are mentioned…


195 Chef Panda November 10, 2009 at 4:16 am

I’m a brownie lover so I would make Keller’s brownies. :)


196 Sophia Liberty November 10, 2009 at 4:21 am

Yum Yum! Yes, if you could please do send Ad Hoc straight away, I have some cooking to do!


197 Patti A November 10, 2009 at 4:25 am

Thanks for the great compilation of Keller recipes and the giveaway!


198 Danielle November 10, 2009 at 4:35 am

First thing that I would make is the pineapple upside down cake!
Thanks for the chance to win this amazing book!


199 Laurian Green November 10, 2009 at 5:02 am

Love the French Laundry! Love Thomas Keller! and would love to make that leak bread pudding!!


200 starvinmarvin November 10, 2009 at 6:01 am

Barely have time to tweet before I start cooking…


201 Elizabeth November 10, 2009 at 6:32 am

Don’t bother putting me in for the contest, thanks! I already won this book from Mel @ Bouchon for 2. But I had to say, wow! That looks like an amazing amount of work tracking down all those recipes, so thank you! If I didn’t have the book coming in the mail already, this would have to be my new homepage! Thanks Sarah!


202 A Canadian Foodie November 10, 2009 at 6:38 am

I have the other 2 Keller Cookbooks – not the sous vide one, but would love this one! Have been to Bouchon and TFL – but Ad Hoc is on my list for our nex trip to CA


203 Janet Robinson November 10, 2009 at 6:42 am

What more is there to say other than I must try all of these recipes? I have to say I dont appreciate the 15 pounds that are headed for my thighs during this holiday season…although it will be worth it!


204 still_looking November 10, 2009 at 6:45 am

please please please let it be me….


205 Marissa S November 10, 2009 at 6:47 am

I love cooking


206 Janet Robinson November 10, 2009 at 6:56 am

i realized i used a different email on my website then my twitter so I am add this on to my last comment. I love cookbooks that much!


207 Lise November 10, 2009 at 7:23 am

I’d like to leave a thoughtful, deliciously inspired post- but the only words that come to mind are “leek” “bread” and “pudding.”

Thank you, TK, thank you, DL!


208 Christina November 10, 2009 at 8:01 am

This is my entry. Thank you!


209 Chris November 10, 2009 at 8:46 am

yeah, i’d like to win this lol


210 Jen November 10, 2009 at 8:52 am

The photos look amazing!


211 Matt November 10, 2009 at 9:51 am

Looks great! w00t!


212 DessertObsessed November 10, 2009 at 10:03 am

lovely! that book looks awesome!


213 Rachel Adler November 10, 2009 at 10:07 am



214 Mary November 10, 2009 at 10:15 am

I must have this book!! :)


215 Cheryl November 10, 2009 at 10:43 am

The pictures alone have made me so hungry I can’t write; I have to go cook something great to eat!


216 raquel of Cafe Nilson November 10, 2009 at 10:47 am

awesome! i’ll cook anything in that cookbook!!!!


217 Kev November 10, 2009 at 11:00 am

I want to skip out on work and just go make dinner now @_@. I am sooo hungryyyyy


218 Nicole November 10, 2009 at 11:02 am

I love cookbooks, my boyfriend can not understand how one person can need more than one book :-)


219 Sarah J. Gim November 10, 2009 at 12:02 pm

aaand the cookbook giveaway entry period is officially over! thanks to EVERYONE who participated. we’re gonna do a little cross-checking of comments with tweets and pick a winner by tonight. check back!

ALSO….PLEASE feel free to continue to comment on HOW AWESOME this list is. it will validate me and my feelings. :D


220 Tokyo Terrace November 10, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Wow! Sounds like quite the experience! I love Thomas Keller’s Bouchon cookbook and I’m sure I would love this just as much. Thanks for going through all the work of finding these recipes so we could enjoy them and perhaps win them all!


221 Kristin November 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I’m grateful there are at least a few recipes to try whether or not I get this book!


222 babamoto January 11, 2010 at 5:41 pm

That new intern is a keeper, saraaaaaaa!


223 zouzou February 25, 2010 at 10:29 pm

All I can say is “THANK YOU.”


224 Lynda March 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Great list – I am thoroughly impressed. And thanks for linking to my post!


225 Jing March 28, 2010 at 11:43 am

wow. thank you!!


226 Restaurants Capitola March 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Awesome content once again. Kudos on this one, thanks and keep up the great work.


227 Sparkle Plenty June 14, 2010 at 9:57 am

Here’s one more:

And a good one it is. TK’s Santa Maria Tri-Tip


228 Banff June 22, 2010 at 11:54 am

Mmmm chocolate chip cookies!


229 Andrea July 7, 2010 at 11:23 am

Thanks for putting together these recipes! There are a few more on


230 Amsterdam July 13, 2010 at 11:58 am

I love cookbooks — sign me up!


231 elby August 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm

thank you for this collection of links to keller’s recipes. i buy his books when i can afford them, but in the meantime i love finding his recipes online. thank you again.


232 Kathryn Pritscher September 1, 2010 at 1:01 pm

You DO rock! I already have the cookbook, but need to copy some recipes for the members of my Gourmet Club and most are too wide to fit nicely on the copier, so THANKS a million for your efforts!!!


233 Mariko December 30, 2010 at 1:34 pm

You’re crazy. Crazy genius! I will go out and buy this immediately and bookmark this list.


234 Carol Hilker January 1, 2011 at 8:50 am

Your post is great! It’s so true because if you love anything Keller or make one recipe, you’ll end up buying the book. How can you not? The recipes on the web are the best advertisement, because once you make one of them, you realize that you can’t have a complete kitchen at least one of his cookbooks…at least.


235 Fearless Foodie January 23, 2011 at 10:09 am

Thought you might enjoy the brownie photo from Ad Hoc’s publisher and recipe for Keller’s delicious brownies on my blog. I love how you have the photos and recipe collage. It makes me want to cook every single recipe. Yes, I had to get the cookbook, too!

PS. I love your blog!


236 Rebecca January 28, 2011 at 11:19 am

i bought the boxed set of Ad Hoc + French Laundry with an Amazon giftcard. best. christmast. present. ever!!


237 k January 29, 2011 at 5:37 pm

bless you for this genius work!! thanks much!


238 Dan September 5, 2011 at 4:33 am

thank you for the recipes I will use them wisely as I find myself in an era where a man who can cook and do so well is sought after like one who may grant wishes.  Maybe I should be more modest, either way you have added to my repertoire and for that I thank you. Sincerely Dan


239 seafood in perdido key May 13, 2020 at 3:00 am

Perfect collection you have showed up here I love cooking! Trying to write or build my cookbook collection…Awesome


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